Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
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I've been on Prozac for the past 3 years, and I've recently weaned myself off it. I'm now down to taking 1 pill once or twice a week, down from 2 a day at the beginning of the summer. I've been taking CLO, B complex, eating lots of protein, and recently started taking 5-HTTP to help with depression and insomnia, and Calms Forte for when I'm really stressed out and about to "lose it."
I never really connected it to when I started the Prozac, but for a long, long time I haven't been able to cry, even when I knew I needed to. The painful emotions would just build up inside of me and I couldn't get them out. I could think about hurting myself, but I couldn't cry.
I've cried a few times in the past week. When the school called me yesterday to tell me I had to pick up DD because they found nits in her hair, I hung up the phone and started crying. It's been so long since I've been able to do that. I was able to express rage on the phone to DDs' dad today, when not only couldn't he come over to help with the nit situation, not only didn't he pay me any child support this week, but he was on his way out of town to visit with some friends!! I was royally pissed off, and I was able to tell him this then hang up the phone (ok, he hung up on me) and have a good cry.
I never noticed feeling "flat" while on the Prozac, but I'm starting to feel a lot more "alive" now, and I realize that I have been "feeling flat" from the drug.
Ruth, single mommy to 3 quasi-adults